Sometimes I feel sad for no reason. Does this happen to you, too? I was feeling sad one day last week, and I decided to go out into the yard and shoot photos. Being outside often makes me feel better.
It was a pretty, sunny day, and some of the plants are just beginning to bloom. I put a plastic sandwich bag over the lens of my camera, and went outside to shoot. Crazy, right? Why would I put a plastic bag over a precision lens that’s designed to have super sharp focus? I like to mess with things and see what happens!
Here are a few of my images from that day.
The plastic bag distorts the image in interesting ways. Some colors are brighter, and others more subdued. I like the soft focus and the way that it makes things look mysterious and moody. It’s a different world from the one we’re used to seeing.
Sometimes I like to shake things up to be able to see them in a different way.
What cheers you up when you’re feeling sad? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,